Lost Series Finale: Five Athletes That Are Worthy of Replacing Jacob

Michael AkelsonCorrespondent IMay 23, 2010

NEW YORK - MAY 21: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees makes a play against  the New York Mets during their game on May 21, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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On Sunday we will witness one of the most anticipated series finales of all time.

Lost is coming to an end.

Since its debut in 2004, Lost has been one of television's most popular shows.

As the episodes flew by, the show continued to create questions and cause more confusion.

However, one question that has been answered in the recent weeks is: Who the hell is Jacob?

We've found out that he is the "protector" of the island, but we also found out that he will not be able to assume that position for much longer.

Jack stepped up last week and promised to protect the island at all costs.

Let's take a look at five athletes who would be up to the challenge.

Derek Jeter

This guy is the definition of a leader.

If I'm going to war, this is the first guy I'm bringing.

He has assumed the role of leader for the most hated and successful team in all of sports for years now, and it seems he could handle anything.

He always gives 100 percent, he's a leader, he'll do anything to protect his friends, he's skilled, and he's always calm.

If there is a more perfect fit for Jacob than Derek Jeter, then I haven't seen him

Kobe Bryant

He's a killer.

Kobe Bryant has that killer instinct about him that you don't often see.

He would do whatever it takes to get what he wants. On the court it's a ring, but on the island it would be killing The Man In Black.

He would go to extreme lengths to make sure that The Man In Black never left the island, and I GUARANTEE you that he would succeed.

Kobe gets what Kobe wants. Period.

Tom Brady

Thomas "All I Do Is Win" Brady.

Just when you think you've finally gotten the best of Tom Brady, he finds a way to win.

Sound familiar?

On multiple occasions throughout the Lost series, it seemed that the survivors/Others had finally gotten the best of Jacob, but he refused to be bested.

Tom Brady would make sure the island was protected, even with his back against the wall.

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett is more motivated than anybody in the history of basketball.

Although he didn't win much until the latter portions of his career, he was always a warrior.

With Kevin Garnett on your team you can be sure of one thing: You're not going down without a fight.

Garnett is a warrior, and he brings out the best in everybody around him.

He would rather die before he let The Man In Black off the island, and you can be sure of that.

Martin Brodeur

You need protection?

Who but Martin Brodeur?


Need a save?

Martin Brodeur saved EVERYTHING.

And he'll be damned if he can't protect and save every man and woman on that island.